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Thomas S. Wilkins

activities in waters of the Southern Ocean (a portion of which are claimed by Australia as territorial waters). Australia took Japan to the International Court of Justice over breaches of international law regarding its illegal harvesting of whales in the name of ‘research’. Australia won the case, and Japan has been forced to desist from these activities. However, recent news suggests that Japan is actively seeking ways to challenge or circumvent the ban, and this has become an emotive issue between environmental protectionists, on the one side, and Japanese nationalists

in Japan's new security partnerships
Water scarcity, the 1980s’ Palestinian uprising and implications for peace
Jeffrey Sosland

protracted conflict. While general international water law has been ineffectual, bilateral and multilateral treaties that address the issues of water allocation, pollution and other aspects of joint management have been effective in reducing water related conflicts. In fact, some 145 water-related treaties have been ratified in the past 100 years (Wolf, 1997: 10). Both the International Court of Justice and

in Redefining security in the Middle East